CBI Likely To Crack Down On Arms Racket In Jammu And Kashmir Soon

The CBI is likely to soon crack down on one of the biggest gunrunning rackets aided by some Jammu and Kashmir officials, with the Rajasthan Police seeking a central agency probe into over 5,000 fake arms licences issued in the last 10 years.

The Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) of the Rajasthan Police has identified officials in the J&K home department and in the offices of district magistrates and district collectors in Kathua, Kupwara and Jammu who are suspected to have issued licences to the Mohammad Zuber gang.

The Rajasthan Police has contacted J&K chief secretary Bharat Bhushan Vyas and principal secretary (home department), Raj Kumar Goyal, to obtain licencing branch records and other details to unravel the deep-rooted gun network in six states, a top ATS officer told ET on condition of anonymity. Vyas, when contacted, asked ET to know “correct position” from the Jammu and Kashmir home department. Read More…

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